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Late homers key win
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Giants 7, Pirates 6
Pablo Sandoval hit a two-run single and scored the tying run. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Scott McClain played 19 professional seasons before his first Major League homer, and his second was possibly even more memorable. It put the Giants ahead for good, and Nate Schierholtz added his first career homer as valuable insurance.
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Series at a glance:
PIT
Pittsburgh (60-81)
Lost 1
San Francisco 7, Pittsburgh 6   SF
San Francisco (61-80)
Won 1
September 6, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Pittsburgh
0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 1   6 14 0
San Francisco
0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 X   7 13 0
Standings thru 9/6/08  |  Recap: PIT | SF  |  Gameday  |  Pirates stats  |  Giants stats
Pittsburgh AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Morgan, LF 4 1 1 0 1 0 3 .242
Sanchez, F, 2B 5 2 4 2 0 0 1 .263
McLouth, CF 5 0 3 2 0 0 1 .278
Doumit, C 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 .327
LaRoche, 1B 5 0 2 0 0 1 3 .264
Moss, RF 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .263
LaRoche, 3B 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 .184
Cruz, SS 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 .111
  b-Mientkiewicz, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .276
  1-Bixler, PR-SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
Maholm, P 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 .103
  a-Gomez, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287
  Bautista, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Michaels, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .225
  Chavez, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 38 6 14 6 2 4 19  

a-Grounded out for Maholm in the 7th. b-Singled for Cruz in the 8th. c-Struck out for Grabow in the 8th.
1-Ran for Mientkiewicz in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: LaRoche 2 (25, Cain, M, Cain, M), McLouth (40, Cain, M), LaRoche (5, Walker, T).
TB: Sanchez, F 4; LaRoche 4; McLouth 4; LaRoche 4; Morgan; Mientkiewicz.
RBI: Sanchez, F 2 (50), McLouth 2 (82), Mientkiewicz (29), Doumit (54).
2-out RBI: Sanchez, F; McLouth 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz 2; Doumit; LaRoche; Morgan.
SF: Doumit.
Team RISP: 5-for-15.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: LaRoche (2, 2nd base off Cain, M/Molina, B), Morgan (6, 2nd base off Cain, M/Molina, B), McLouth (19, 2nd base off Espineli/Molina, B), Bixler (1, 2nd base off Wilson, Br/Sandoval).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Cruz-Sanchez, F, Sanchez, F-Cruz-LaRoche).

 
San Francisco AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Winn, LF 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .310
Ochoa, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .227
  b-Sandoval, PH-C 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 .351
Aurilia, 3B 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 .280
Molina, B, C 4 0 3 0 0 0 1 .286
  1-Velez, PR-2B 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230
McClain, 1B 4 1 2 2 0 0 1 .500
  Wilson, Br, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rowand, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .273
Schierholtz, RF 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .474
Burriss, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 .276
Cain, M, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .127
  Espineli, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Roberts, PH 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .224
  Hinshaw, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Walker, T, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Ishikawa, 1B 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .271
Totals 35 7 13 6 3 5 15  

a-Walked for Espineli in the 7th. b-Singled for Ochoa in the 7th.
1-Ran for Molina, B in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Molina, B (29, Maholm), Aurilia (21, Maholm), Winn (33, Bautista).
HR: Aurilia (10, 4th inning off Maholm, 0 on, 0 out), McClain (2, 7th inning off Grabow, 1 on, 2 out), Schierholtz (1, 8th inning off Chavez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sandoval 2; Molina, B 4; Schierholtz 5; Winn 3; McClain 5; Aurilia 6.
RBI: Aurilia (44), Sandoval 2 (8), McClain 2 (5), Schierholtz (1).
2-out RBI: McClain 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schierholtz; Cain, M 2; Molina, B; Aurilia.
GIDP: Rowand, Schierholtz.
Team RISP: 1-for-9.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Schierholtz (Sanchez, F at 2nd base).
DP: (Ochoa-McClain).

 
Pittsburgh IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Maholm 6.0 7 1 1 1 5 1 3.74
Bautista (BS, 1)(L, 4-3) 0.2 3 4 4 1 0 0 4.64
Grabow 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.11
Chavez 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 8.31
 
San Francisco IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cain, M 6.2 10 4 4 1 2 0 3.75
Espineli (W, 2-0) 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5.25
Hinshaw (H, 3) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.82
Walker, T 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.59
Wilson, Br (S, 37) 1.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 4.04

Walker, T pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Game Scores: Maholm 58, Cain, M 39.
WP: Bautista, Cain, M.
IBB: Doumit (by Espineli).
HBP: Cruz (by Cain, M), Rowand (by Maholm).
Pitches-strikes: Maholm 97-61, Bautista 19-11, Grabow 2-2, Chavez 16-10, Cain, M 113-70, Espineli 9-4, Hinshaw 4-3, Walker, T 4-3, Wilson, Br 33-22.
Groundouts-flyouts: Maholm 7-3, Bautista 1-1, Grabow 1-0, Chavez 2-1, Cain, M 9-6, Espineli 1-0, Hinshaw 1-0, Walker, T 0-0, Wilson, Br 2-0.
Batters faced: Maholm 25, Bautista 6, Grabow 2, Chavez 6, Cain, M 30, Espineli 2, Hinshaw 1, Walker, T 1, Wilson, Br 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Grabow 1-1, Espineli 1-0, Wilson, Br 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Angel Campos. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:57.
Att: 38,094.
Venue: AT&T Park.
September 6, 2008
September 6, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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